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Our Staff - Northern Beaches

Ben Brown

Dr Ben Brown


Dr. Ben Brown graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 and since then has worked in a variety of veterinary practices in Australia and the U.K. Ben grew up on a sheep and cattle property in South Western NSW and developed a love of animals and a passion for veterinary science from a very young age.

Ben has a particular interest in surgery and emergency medicine (especially the management of tick paralysis in dogs and cats) and has also spent time working in research and development.

Ben is a founding partner of Sydney Animal Hospitals Northern Beaches and is a local resident. When not at work Ben loves getting out and about with his chocolate lab Axl and surfing some of the great surf breaks the Northern Beaches has to offer.

Louise Schaffer

Dr Louise Schaffer


Dr. Louise Schaffer immigrated to Australia from England with her family in 2009. After graduating from the University of Sydney with a BVSc in 2013, Louise worked for 18 months in mixed practice in Hobart, Tasmania, before returning home to practice in the Northern Beaches.

Louise loves getting to know her clients and their pets. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, however is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery and animal behaviour. In her spare time, Louise enjoys playing tennis, netball and sub-par golf. She shares her home with her 'Kelpie X' Holly and two cats, Sushi and Bertie.

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